Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight on Camille Eide

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Author Spotlight | 0 comments

Ashberry Lane caught up with Camille Eide between classic movie viewings to ask her a few questions:

Ashberry Lane: What is your favorite movie from the 1950s? Why did you like it? What do you think has changed in movies since then?

Camille Eide: It’s difficult to choose one film. Breakfast at Tiffany’s was odd yet mesmerizing. Sabrina was rags-to-riches inspiring. I adore Roman Holiday, on which I blame my girlhood crush on Gregory Peck. And yes, you’re seeing a pattern to these titles. I think Audrey Hepburn was one of the classiest, most beautiful women ever to grace the screen.

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Author Spotlight on C.M. Shelton

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Author Spotlight | 0 comments

Ashberry Lane abducted C.M. Shelton from a space shuttle to ask her a few questions.

Ashberry Lane: What is your favorite children’s book and why?

C.M. (Carole Marie) Shelton: The picture book, Chicken Big, by Keith Graves. Every time I read it to my kids, I laugh out loud. They laugh. I laugh at their laughter. So I don’t mind reading it over and over for their bedtime story.

For my own pleasure reading, I must say my favorite is Matilda, by Roald Dahl. It’s about a sweet little misunderstood girl named Matilda, who is incredibly smart and gifted. She finds a kindred spirit in someone who encourages and supports her for the first time, which then gives Matilda the courage to truly be who she was meant to be. I enjoy the exaggerated humor, the suspense, and especially the heart-warming ending.

AL: If you had a chance to live on the moon like your main character does, would you take it?

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Author Spotlight on Sara Davison

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Author Spotlight | 0 comments

A must-read

That’s what people are saying about Sara Davison’s newest book, The End Begins! Allow us introduce you to Ashberry Lane’s first Romantic Suspense, a nail-biting, all-too-real tale. Once you read the first, you’ll anxiously await the rest of the trilogy from this Canadian author.

Ashberry Lane: What inspired this story? What sparked the idea? There are plenty of Apocalyptic stories out there, but not many, if any, stories about what happens leading up to it. How did God lead you to write this novel? Did you have actual dreams about it while you were crafting it?

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Author Spotlight on Angela Ruth Strong

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Author Spotlight | 0 comments

Alas, we’ve come to the release of the final installment of the Fun4Hire series by Angela Ruth Strong. (The alas is because we don’t want our time with the truly-make-one-laugh-out-loud Joey Michaels to end!) We caught up with Angela between whacks with couch cushions and throw pillows to ask her a few questions.

Author AwardAshberry Lane: All of your Fun4Hire middle grade books are hilarious and fast paced, but each deals with a deeper issue. The Water Fight Professional, using finances responsibly; The Snowball Fight Professional, poverty; The Food Fight Professional, hunger; and The Pillow Fight Professional, bullying. Did this happen naturally or did you plan that?

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Author Spotlight on Bonnie Leon

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Author Spotlight | 0 comments

From childhood, Bonnie Leon cherished the legends and family history handed down through her Aleut ancestors. The best-selling author of many historical novels, including the recently released Alaskan Skies series, Bonnie also teaches women’s Bible studies and speaks at writing seminars and conventions. She and her husband, Greg, live in Oregon.

ASHBERRY LANE: In our society, we tend to push those with disabilities to the sidelines, and often we are uncomfortable around them. What do you think is the best way to reach out to those with difficult life circumstances?

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Author Spotlight on Camille Eide

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Author Spotlight | 0 comments

Camille EiAuthor Photode writes about love, faith, and family. She lives in Oregon with her husband and is a mom, grammy, church office manager, bass guitarist, and a fan of muscle cars, tender romance, and Peanut M&Ms.

Ashberry Lane: Did you base the group home in this novel on a real place? If so, could you tell us more about it?

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